An attendee from today’s state school board meeting informs us that because Superintendent Shumway is resigning, a selection committee was formed to find a new state superintendent. According to the bylaws, this committee will select a new superintendent for approval by Governor Herbert. The full board will not vote on this. –Utah needs lesiglation that changes the process as well as the process by which board members are elected –because it is not by the people.
The attendee also stated that the “Earth Science Classes” content and changes will be online for public review. The board claimed it hadn’t made any changes to the content but just tweaked a few processes here and there. Interestingly, there was one board member, Leslie Castle, who really did not want the science classes out for public review because of the possible disagreement of the public.
All of the rest of the committee voted for public review of the science classes.
More to come… (about the data privacy issues regarding FERPA regulations)